The Dutch School

The Dutch School is a community of innovative Dutch edtech startups with one ambition:

Showing the world what the Dutch can bring with tech innovation in education!

In the Dutch School you can find innovative solutions for all aspects of teaching and learning. These range from remote examinations to language revision and from maths to general knowledge.

Dutch startups showcase new technologies to use in both traditional and creative teaching methods in primary, secondary and higher education.

Why The Dutch School?

The Education Sector has the responsibility to teach children the knowledge and skills in order for them to develop into self-reliant and happy citizens of the world. Within these ever changing times open borders and rapid innovations in technology are a major challenge for Dutch Education. Therefore consistent improvement and development in Education is not merely required but necessary if we are to fulfil our mandate.

Netherlands is a country that always looks beyond its borders. We are a body never at rest but always moving. The Dutch are Global citizens which is proudly reflected in our education. Ours is a bilingual education, our country host to many international schools and within many classes attention is paid to the larger world that engages with us. We are a country of diversity, tolerance and freedom. This freedom is embodied by our schools that organize their teaching according to their own norms and values. We believe that every student deserves the education that suits them best. We consistently strive to apply this flexibility, adaptivity and progressiveness in the education our students receive.

The Dutch School is a living reflection of that mentality in Dutch Education. The companies behind the Dutch School reflect this mentality, individually and collectively building the future so that the unique and innovative character of Dutch Education not only grows but thrives.

How do we work

The Dutch School can come to you for a summit or conference about innovation in tech education. We will endeavor to bring several Dutch edtech startups. The edtech startups will decide for themselves who is going to which country/region.
This decision is based on:

  • if they (already) have a network in your region
  • if there is a demand (and therefore market) for their specific Tech innovation
  • if your region is in their international expansion plans
  • costs involved
  • theme and content of the summit/conference

What will the Dutch School bring?

  • A minimum of 3 edtech startups
  • Only CxO level from each edtech startup
  • The latest Dutch tech innovation in education
  • Willingness to give presentations any place anywhere
  • The real Dutch experience
  • All edtech startups will invest time and money to come to you

What does The Dutch School need to visit your region?

  • Close partnership with the Embassy to ensure a best possible experience for all parties involved
  • Interesting education/edtech summit/conference
  • Funding for a booth/tickets at the summit/conference
  • A compensation (%) for travel/hotel expenses

Upcoming events

The Dutch School at BETT 2017 - London

You will find us at stand E360.

The following edtech startups has expressed an interest in going to the BETT to represent the Netherlands and showcase new technologies to use in both traditional and creative teaching methods:

Past events

The Dutch School at BETT Asia 2016 - Kuala Lumpur

BETT Asia which is held at the beginning of November 2016 in KL has asked to bring The Dutch School to this conference.

The following edtech startups has expressed an interest in going to the BETT Asia in KL to represent the Netherlands and showcase new technologies to use in both traditional and creative teaching methods:

  • IamProgrez (speaker and finalist BETT Asia Tech Excellence Award in 2015 in Singapore)
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  • SOWISO

Want to join? More information on The Dutch School op de BETT 2016 (Dutch).

The Dutch School at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Holland & Flanders are the guests of honor at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, which will take place from 19 to 23 October 2016. The Dutch School will be there too to showcase Dutch innovation.

BETT Asia 2015 – Singapore

IamProgrez was asked to speak at the BETT Asia 2015 in Singapore and got nominated as finalist for the BETT Tech Excellence Award. Their presence in Singapore (which included speaking time and a stand) resulted in opening a network in Asia, a pilot with an Asian Tech company and a possible partnership.

BETT 2016 - London

Largely thanks to Lieke Conijn, the BETT2016 was the birth of The Dutch School, with huge success ! 14 edtech Startups were there all week, the embassy organised a very successful network meeting  at our stand. As we speak, we are busy organizing our presence at the BETT London 2017. Read more...

The Foundations of The Dutch School

The Dutch School is built upon three pillars that exemplify modern Dutch Education.

Innovation

Innovative education is imperative if we are to properly prepare students for life. Providing this innovative education however is a challenging task for schools, teachers, administrators and policy makers. The Dutch School directly contributes to innovative education through our stakeholders that are inspiring and facilitating learning resources, programs and platforms based on the latest technologies and best practices. Thus they and the Dutch School aid teachers and help students through these developments to achieve their goals and succeed.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship represents independence, freedom and opportunity. The Dutch educational system is geared for this by raising pupils and students not only equipped with general knowledge but also delivering specific training in skills that are vital for future entrepreneurship. The Dutch School and its Stakeholders distinguish themselves through innovative entrepreneurship while endeavouring to equip educators with the tools they need to teach pupils and students these vital skills. In addition to this The Dutch School encourages communication between students and their future labor market.

Creativity

The capacity for Problem solving and Creativity go hand in hand. Thinking 'outside the box' doesn't happen in a vacuum: It demands a degree of creativity. The big problems of our time require creative and innovative forwarding thinking, with a view to create sustainable solutions for future generations. The Dutch School encourages creative thinking with its solutions, tools and platforms: This is as important for both teachers and trainers as well as pupils and students.

Companies affiliated with The Dutch School

CampusInc

Online kennis- en carrièreplatforms voor onderwijs. Slimme software laat student, docent, bedrijf en alumni matchen. Ontmoeten, delen, samenwerken, co-creëren en participeren. Een gemeenschap rond de thema’s kennis, talent en werk. Zo vinden studenten opdrachten, projecten, stages en banen. Bedrijven vinden met één klik de door hen gezochte talenten van de toekomst, de nieuwste kennis en onderzoeksresultaten.

De slimme Online Campus realiseert de regionale en internationale aansluiting tussen onderwijs en bedrijf, online, op één plek, in één klik.

www.campusinc.nl

I Am Progrez

Als initiatiefnemer heeft IamProgrez onderzoek gedaan naar zowel de arbeidsmarkt, kennisinstellingen als de jongere generatie en vervolgens een game-platform gebouwd, waarop nu twee games draaien. Talantquest gaat hierbij om het ontdekken van talent als onderdeel van het onderwijs, zodat er een meer gefundeerde beroeps- en studie vervolgkeuze kan worden gemaakt en Ready4work is een game ter voorbereiding op het werkende leven en het ontwikkelen van soft skills naast en als aanvulling op het onderwijs. Verder wordt er gewerkt aan games die aansluiten en aanvullend zijn op het vakonderwijs, in combinatie met het aanbieden van meer praktijkopdrachten en ervaringen.

www.iamprogrez.com

Projects4Learning

Projects4Learning integreert vakken én de 21st century skills binnen thema’s en projecten. De thema’s en projecten van Projects4Learning zijn multidisciplinair en sluiten aan bij een toekomstgericht curriculum. Binnen de thema’s van Project4Learning komen kennis en vaardigheden uit verschillende vakgebieden samen. Leerlingen worden gestimuleerd verbindingen te leggen en de grenzen tussen de huidige vakken te doorbreken. De diverse thema’s zijn ontwikkeld om leerlingen kritisch te laten denken en deel te nemen aan probleemoplossende activiteiten.  Alle projecten zijn toepasbaar in zowel het Primair-  als het Voortgezet Onderwijs.  Of je het nu inzet als schoolbrede thema’s of als een los project voor een groep, voor een klas, voor een bouw of voor een plusklas.

Projects4Learning bevordert het realiseren en optimaliseren van een doorlopende leerlijn

www.projects4learning.nl

Learnbeat

Met Learnbeat werken leerlingen op interactieve wijze aan theorie en opgaven. De docent heeft altijd inzicht in de voortgang en resultaten en kan eenvoudig zelf bronnen en opgaven toevoegen.

Learnbeat bestaat uit theorie en interactieve opgaven, toetsen, presentaties en inzicht in voortgang en leerresultaten van de leerling.

www.learnbeat.nl

LessonUp

LessonUp is een digitale tool die past bij het lesgeven van nu. De tool helpt leraren bij het voorbereiden en geven van hun lessen. Ze combineren materialen van het internet met eigen gemaakte materialen tot een interactieve en actuele les, die aansluit bij de belevingswereld van leerlingen. Het internet biedt steeds meer mogelijkheden om te leren en verdient daarom een vaste plek in de les. Zo faciliteert LessonUp leraren om het maximale uit hun les, en vooral ook uit hun leerlingen te halen.

www.lessonup.io

Sowiso

SOWISO offers interactive and adaptive solutions for math and science education. We help students get a truly personalized learning experience.

Our advanced algorithm guides students as they solve problems, providing hints and feedback. Learning analytics help teachers and learners drill down and identify weaknesses, providing targeted support. Educators have access to our easy-to-use authoring environment, or can use SOWISO’s interactive curriculum.

Our software is used in higher education institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, South-Africa and India.

www.sowiso.nl

Revisely

Revisely offers teachers an application that makes it easier to correct texts and give students insightful feedback.

Revisely is an online tool teachers can use to correct texts such as papers and essays. The application supports the teacher during the entire process of writing assignments, from creating the assignment thru checking originality and giving feedback to monitoring the hand-in and correction process. Providing detailed and relevant feedback to students is now an easy task thanks to the built-in comments database. Both students and teachers benefit from the insights and overviews provided by Revisely. Revisely stores all texts online in one organised place, supports English, Dutch, Spanish, French and German, works online, needs no installation and can be used on tablets, iPads, desktops and laptops. More than 90,000 users started using Revisely in secondary and higher education.

www.revise.ly

FeedbackFruits

FeedbackFruits strives to improve education by providing students and teachers with the tools that will transform the way they interact and learn. We have created an online study platform that encourages students to participate in lectures and discuss study material to facilitate the core of education: opening up young minds to the wonders of science and helping students become specialists in the things they love.


Together with over 10 partnering universities we at the forefront of education innovation in and outside of the Netherlands.

www.feedbackfruits.com

ProctorExam

ProctorExam offers a web-based platform for Safe Online Exams. We bring remote assessment to the market, making certification and education more flexible.

We are changing the world of e-learning by developing software that identifies exam takers behind the computer and creates cheating proof environments. Companies and Universities trust us to secure their online examinations.

Our vision is to globalize education.
Anywhere, Any time ProctorExam!


 

www.proctorexam.com

eFaqt

eFaqt.com is a portal on which learners of all age can study their textbooks while making use of proven speedlearning techniques such as Mind Mapping, effective reading patters and optimized review methodologies.

eFaqt allows users to share their notes with co-learners from all over the world. eFaqt's aim is to create a worldwide campus on which learners study their books and share notes, idea's, get in contact, and exchange knowledge.

www.efaqt.com

Dedact

Dedact develops digital learning materials that enable personalized education. We believe that digital and personalized learning routes make a major contribution to better and more efficient education. With our digital learning tools, teachers and students can both reach their utmost potential.

Our digital learning environment Learnbeat is used by numerous educational publishers. The Leswijs methods are used on more than 100 secondary education schools who are leading in digital education.

www.dedact.nl

Traintool

TrainTool offers an online training solution that helps students and employees improve their communication efficiently and effectively. Our mobile and web app offers unlimited smart video role-playing possibilities that enable students to practice and receive feedback on their communication skills, at the time and place they prefer. Several universities are using TrainTool’s Smart Video Role Play to improve students' presentation and interviewing skills, for instance.

www.traintool.com

Summar.io

An open, personalized learning platform for self-directed learning

Summar.io is the leading personalized learning platform with an emphasis on self-directed learning. It supports multiple learning strategies and offers each individual student a personalized route through a choice of learning materials and exercises, taking account of that individual’s speed, level and preferences.

Learning materials are selected from a combination of sources, including locally developed material, public (Internet) domain and proprietary/commercial suppliers.

www.summario.com

Contact us

The Dutch School
Waldorpstraat 17F
2125CA 's Gravenhage


 

Send an e-mail to info@thedutchschool.com and we will be in touch.

References

Lieke Conijn (Dutch Embassy London) with whom we organised the first Dutch School at the BETT London 2016, with 14 Dutch edtech startups.